It almost looks like they're moving doesn't it. That's the new Lone Ranger Stagecoach Escape. It's a $30 set with 279 pieces which includes the 5 minifigs and 3 horses. At 10.75 cents a part that isn't too bad, not great but not awful either. Some of the parts are ones that might come in handy for other uses. The red, reddish-brown, both blays and black parts make up the bulk of the colors. Most of those are good useable parts even if they lack excitement. There's a bit of dark green to make that safe, 2 pair of small red doors and some nice dark tan wheels.
I actually built the set and liked the way the stagecoach went together. There's a more comprehensive look at the construction of the set at Eurobricks. The review also talks about the unusually large size of the stagecoach. The bottom of the door is well over the head of the minifigs. The bottom of the step is abovet waist high. The body of the coach has 2 large curved pieces and they sit on a nice enough looking suspension but that makes the coach really tall and long. Yet, only 2 folks can sit inside. Some builders could use that as a stepping stone to make a better model. And it does look good as a model, if you leave the figures out. Here's the description from over at Brickset.Make a famous Lone Ranger Stagecoach Escape!
Look out for the bandits going after Red Harrington’s valuable silver locked in the vault in the Stagecoach Escape! Launch the baggage off the back to slow the bad guys down! Then jump down onto the galloping horses, detach them from the wagon and help the Lone Ranger and Tonto to chase the outlaws off before they steal the stash! Includes 5 minifigures with weapons and accessories: the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Red Harrington and 2 bandits, Jesus and Barret.
• Includes 5 minifigures with weapons and accessories: the Lone Ranger, Tonto, Red Harrington and the 2 bandits, Jesus and Barret
• Features opening doors and roof, baggage launch function, opening vault with silver bar, mailbag with letter and 2 detachable horses
• Also includes bandit’s horse
• Weapons include 3 revolvers, rifle and 2 knives
• Accessories include a pocket watch decorated element and dynamite
• Detach the horses and chase the bandits away!
• Launch the baggage and send the villains tumbling!
• Battle to protect the silver
• Open the stagecoach roof and doors to play inside
• Stagecoach measures over 5" (13cm) high, 5" (14cm) long and 2" (7cm) wide.
There's often trouble on the stagecoach when there's moola involved. I've seen so many westerns that used that for a plot element. Sadly for the crooks this stage is filled with good guys. Looks like it's robberisinteruptis, huh. That silver isn't too bad but there's only the one. I think it's odd that they put a huge safe on top of the stagecoach. It's not what you'd usually see there, Especially since it must weight a lot. How did they get that up there? Usually you see a strong box or some such. Something about the size of the normal LEGO trunk. Something you can throw down to the robbers, you know, or get shot. I have a feeling that the guys who designed this set aren't that familiar with the western story. Mind you I am thinking the movie will turn out to be the Pirates Of The Carribean of the western genre. The little action feature that launches the luggage at the badguys is pretty lame. There's only one suitcase in there and you can hardly get it go anywhere near the robbers. There are a nice lot of accessories, including 5 pistols and a rifle, a good chance to start building an armoury for future use or adding to your already existing one. Once I have enough weapons I'm taking over the living room with my LEGO army. Good thing I don't know how to build a LEGO nuke or the kitchen would fall too.
Another Loney leads the pack of minifgs. Still likin' that white hat but since each set has a Lone Ranger in it I now have 4 of them and that's more than I probably need. Same thing goes for Tonto but I can forgive that because of the crow. Red Harrington is the most interesting figure in the set. She's got great hair, a removable hat and nicely printed uppper torso. Not sure I care that much for lower half. It sort of captures the look that Helena Bonham Carter used in the movie but I'd rather see the skirt continue around to the front. I can easily replace the bottom half with a slope to make a dress. Barret and Jesus are the two robbers. I do like the guys costumes but how do they get to the stage with only one horse between them? So many questions, so few answers. All in all a nice set. Not seeing a need to pick up more than the one.